Compositions for Concert Band - Grade 2

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Abandoned Treasure Hunt
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Abandoned Treasure Hunt
Grade 2Grade 2
Abandoned Treasure Hunt
This exciting new work by Rob Grice captures the thrill of the treasure hunt and the mystery of the seas. Beginning with a lyrical statement that captures the abandonment of the lost island, our hunt begins with driving rhythms and dynamic effects. Abandoned Treasure Hunt contains all of the musicality and excitement you have come to expect from Rob Grice. Fun and educational for all!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Above The World
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Above the World
Grade 2Grade 2
Above The World
A marvelous work from the pen of an innovative and imaginative composer! Above The World will excite and motivate your young students and provide you with excellent teaching materials. Extremely impressive for this grade level. Don’t miss this outstanding composition!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Age of Empires
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Age of Empires
Grade 2Grade 2
Age of Empires
Rob Grice's exciting new band work tells the story of the Great Wall of China. Lots of color and contrast. Dramatic and rhythmic parts for everyone, and superb percussion scoring. The things that young players like, and the things that make them sound good!
Daehn Publications [New Glarus, WI]
An American Original
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An American Original
Grade 2Grade 2
An American Original
This great choice for your next concert or contest opens with an emotional majestic statement followed by exciting rhythmic motives layered with sweeping themes. The beauty and strength of America is clearly resonated in this original musical portrait. This is dramatic writing for young bands that is sure to captivate your audience!
Avenger
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Avenger
Grade 2Grade 2
Avenger
Avenger
Avenger is an aggressive young band composition that explores contemporary harmonies and vigorous rhythms to create a feeling of drama and excitement. A variety of harmonic, rhythmic, and textural settings were utilized in the development of this dramatic work. Dynamic and intense, this piece abounds with drive and energy to the last note!
Carpe Diem
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Grade 2Grade 2
Carpe Diem
Your students are going to love playing this piece! A great composition for your percussion section. Exciting rhythms and extended harmonies will make you feel that you "Seized the Day!" The 1st trumpet's highest note is D, and only the 1st clarinets cross the break.
Danse Des Dauphins
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Danse Des Dauphins
Grade 2Grade 2
Danse Des Dauphins
In the glorious rays of the sun, a pod of dolphins dance to the delight of those fortunate enough to experience it. Composer Rob Grice brings this blend of nature's motion and beauty to the concert stage with "Danse De Dauphins" for the developing band. Your students will love the musical interplay as they prepare the piece for concert or festival performance. Abundant teaching opportunities combined with rewarding musical content make this an excellent programming choice for any concert setting.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Dark Fortress Overture
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Dark Fortress Overture
Grade 2Grade 2
Dark Fortress Overture
This is dramatic writing for young bands! An underlying driving rhythm propels the music forward, and sweeping themes create a sense of grandeur. The modal tonality helps build a sense of darkness.
Daehn Publications [New Glarus, WI]
The Dragon
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The Dragon
Grade 2Grade 2
The Dragon
This descriptive work for young musicians is as big, bold, and majestic as the mythical and mighty creature it represents. Stories of these grand creatures have captivated audiences throughout history and continue to thrill us in movies and on television. Written well within the capabilities of young musicians, this work portrays these grand creatures in an impressive manner that befits their legendary status.
Elite
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Elite
Grade 2Grade 2
Elite
Here is a contemporary selection that will motivate and inspire your students to reach new plateaus and soaring heights. Perfect for your next festival or concert performance, it overflows with energy and excitement!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Great Britian
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Great Britian
Grade 2Grade 2
Great Britian
The British are Coming! Here is an exciting overture for your young musicians that combines traditional British music with original music. Why is My country 'Tis of Thee and God save the Queen the same song? This is an American History lesson just waiting to happen!
Great Dakota Prairies
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Great Dakota Prairies
Grade 2Grade 2
Great Dakota Prairies
Experience life on the American prairie in this uplifting concert band work that combines elements of lyricism with rhythmic excitement. An engaging work for young bands that is perfect for concert or contest performance.
Grand Mesa Music Company [Grand Junction, CO]
Happy-Go-Lucky
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Happy-Go-Lucky
Grade 2Grade 2
Happy-Go-Lucky
This feel-good march is a great way to start your next concert or contest performance! This very accessible work makes it easy for young bands to sound great. Carefully scored for bands with "unique" instrumentation, especially smaller Low Brass sections. Your audience may find themselves whistling the tune as they leave the concert.
The Gold Rush of 1849
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The Gold Rush of 1849
Grade 2Grade 2
The Gold Rush of 1849
In 1849 a gold rush took place in California that changed America forever. As the news spread, thousands of '49ers traveled with hopes of discovering great wealth that they never dreamed possible! This exciting work begins with a beautiful lyrical melody reminding us of simpler days and propels us forward with the excitement that the '49ers felt discovering gold. A perfect festival work for young bands!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
The Knights Last Ride
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The Knights Last Ride
Grade 2Grade 2
The Knight's Last Ride
Beginning with great energy and intensity, this work builds vigorously throughout. The writing is outstanding, especially for the percussion, who are featured from beginning to end. The composer hopes to depict the music of a science-fiction adventure movie, allowing childhood imaginations to supply the details. A powerhouse for young band!
Daehn Publications [New Glarus, WI]
Mask of the Avenger
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Mask of the Avenger
Grade 2Grade 2
Mask of the Avenger
Beginning with a beautiful ominous chorale, the Avenger dares to look behind his mask to see his true identity. A sense of mystery develops as driving rhythms create a fast paced thriller that is exciting to the last note. Visual images abound in this dramatic and forceful concert work for young bands. Exhilarating!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Mystic Garden
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Mystic Garden
Grade 2Grade 2
Mystic Garden
Here's a lyric piece for young players that appeals at several levels. You'll enjoy the opportunity to teach a melodic selection that's in 3/4 with its flowing lilt and tuneful melody. Also included in the clarinet parts are some low-register passages that will enhance their sound as they display the warm, rich tone quality.
Matrix [Orlando, FL]
Pinnacle
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Pinnacle
Grade 2Grade 2
Pinnacle
For a contemporary, fresh-sounding selection, try this spirited work by Rob Grice. It has all the energetic writing and memorable themes that make it just right for younger bands. The mid-voice instruments have a chance to shine in this sparkling work.
Grand Mesa Music Company [Grand Junction, CO]
Rocky Mountain Skyscape
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Rocky Mountain Skyscape
Grade 2Grade 2
Rocky Mountain Skyscape
The contrast between dotted eighth/sixteenth notes and syncopation makes this work a lot of fun to play and an exciting experience for the audience as well as the band members. The 1st trumpet's highest note is E. Only the 1st clarinets cross the break.
Secret Passage
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Secret Passage
Grade 2Grade 2
Secret Passage
Beginning with a mysterious air, this selection tells the story of the discovery of a secret passage that has been hidden away for many years. A fugue section depicts running through the passage and the active percussion parts effectively drive the piece to the finale.
Daehn Publications [New Glarus, WI]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Steal the Thunder
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Steal the Thunder
Grade 2Grade 2
Steal the Thunder
Your group is sure to steal the thunder in this fast-paced thriller by Rob Grice! Extremely playable, the work opens with driving eighth notes supported by a large battery of percussion. Catapulting forward, the work eventually moves into a brief lyrical passage before regaining momentum toward a rousing conclusion!
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
Thunderbird
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Thunderbird
Grade 2Grade 2
Thunderbird
Rob Grice has over-achieved in this soaring new work, destined to be a "must-play" composition around the world! A middle school band director himself, Rob's music brings out the absolute best in young musicians who respond to inspiring music. This piece uses an array of colorful percussion sounds and modal harmonies to create an exciting southwestern sound palate. The excitement builds to a dynamic close to an incredibly evocative and memorable work for young band.
Grand Mesa Music Company [Grand Junction, CO]
Warriors of Beijing
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Warriors of Beijing
Grade 2Grade 2
Warriors of Beijing
This exciting piece was inspired by the ancient battles of the first emperor of China in 221 B.C. and his warriors. This Emperor's reign included unification, the building of the Great Wall and his endless search for immortality. The forceful nature of the piece creates a picture of the 8,000 Terracotta Warriors buried in front of his tomb to defend him in the afterlife.
Wonders of the Universe
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Wonders of the Universe
Grade 2Grade 2
Wonders of the Universe
Einstein's statement "Imagination is more powerful that knowledge" was the inspiration for this striking young band composition. The feeling of soaring through the universe with no limits to your imagination is created by interesting melodies and harmonies. Truly creative, this work will be an excellent teaching piece for your young musicians!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Zeal
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Zeal
Grade 2Grade 2
Zeal
A perfect concert/festival piece for young bands, this piece defines musical excitement! Colorful percussion parts and highly infectious rhythms drive this piece throughout. With an up-tempo lyrical theme to contrast the bold opening theme, Zeal is a perfect choice for engaging your students while enhancing their musicality.
Grand Mesa Music Company [Grand Junction, CO]
Zeeland
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Zeeland
Grade 2Grade 1
Zeeland
A sonic celebration of the musical community and the students who make music come to life. It reflects those special moments experienced by young musicians and teachers when the performance of music creates bonds between those making music and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
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